Elie Wiesel Reflection

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Throughout human history, most people have endured many types of tragic experiences that have changed their way of being. For example, the Holocaust involved the Jewish community and was considered one of the most tragic life changing experiences for many. Most notably, the murderous travesties the Jewish people were subject to. Additionally, it changed our views about how the world would view the future of human history. A Holocaust survivor by the name of Elie Wiesel was involved with the horror of the Holocaust. After surviving the traumatic incidents of the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel wrote a book called, “Night”. In his book he details his experiences in what took place in the concentration camps, as well as, many other daunting memories.…show more content…
I often sat with him, after services, and listened to his tales, trying to understand his grief. But all I felt was pity.”. In this scene, Moishe, one of the poorest Jewish persons in Elie’s village, went door to door telling people his story trying to cross the Hungarian border and about Malaka. The village believes that he has gone crazy. In this event, Elie was caring and full of love before he went to Auschwitz. He cared about the people around him, even though they might have been crazy or had an unspoken personality, he would be there for them. Furthermore, Elie had many valuable traits before he went to the concentration camp known as Auschwitz. But throughout his time in Auschwitz, these traits started to fade off and new traits appeared. Subsequently, after Elie spent a couple weeks in Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp made by the Germans to liberate the Jewish People, new characteristic that Elie didn’t realize he had come out. In the book “Night”, on page 57 Wiesel wrote “I stepped forward. "A crate!" he ordered. They brought a crate. "Lie down on it! On your belly" I obeyed. I no longer felt anything except the lashes of the whip.”. While he was at work, the Kommandos came and called roll call, made a short speech, called Elie to come forward, then they beat him. In this scene, we can see that Elie starts to become more afraid of the SS officers and anxious to get the beating over with. Also, in the book “Night”, on page 65 Wiesel adds

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